PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The cost to pull the Port Authority bus out of the massive sinkhole that opened in downtown Pittsburgh last October has been calculated at more than $88,000.
According to a City of Pittsburgh spokesman, legislation was introduced in today in City Council to pay the $88,150 bill from Allegheny Crane Rental.READ MORE: 'I'm Not Willing To Go Through This Again:' Woman Diagnosed With Tinnitus After COVID Vaccine
They brought in two cranes and a work crew to pull the bus from the 20-foot deep sinkhole on 10th Street and Penn Avenue. The efforts took all day as the sinkhole opened during the morning rush hour on Oct. 28 and the bus was finally lifted from the hole that night.READ MORE: Kenny Pickett Passes Dan Marino For Most Career Touchdowns
That bill does not cover the additional cost of street and infrastructure repairs.
City Councilman Daniel Lavelle tells our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the total cost could reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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The PG reports that Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal is finishing repairs to the infrastructure below where the hole opened.